James Dunn (Australian politician)

James Dunn (Australian politician)
James Dunn
Senator for New South Wales
In office
1 July 1929 – 30 June 1935
Personal details
Born 20 August 1887(1887-08-20)
Liverpool, England
Died 21 November 1945(1945-11-21) (aged 58)
Nationality English Australian
Political party Labor (1929–31)
NSW Labor (1931–35)
Occupation Miner, shearer, unionist

James Patrick Digger Dunn (20 August 1887 – 21 November 1945) was an English-born Australian politician. Born in Liverpool, he received a primary education before migrating to Australia in 1903, where he became a miner and shearer. He was an organiser with the Australian Workers' Union and the Sydney Vice-President of the Iron Trades Federation. He served in the military 1915-1919. In 1928, he was elected to the Australian Senate for New South Wales, as a member of the Labor Party. In the 1931 Labor split, Dunn joined the Lang Labor group. He contested the 1934 election under this heading but was defeated. He died in 1945.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/a/australia. Retrieved 2008-11-10.